The Greene County Jobs and Education Committee launched a new webpage that combines jobs, training and education resources in one place.
“We don’t claim it to be a silver bullet, but we hope it will make it easier for parents as well as those individually looking for jobs or looking for some more education to find out what to do,” said Alan Anderson, a Greene County commissioner and member of the county jobs and education committee.
The website, www.greenecountyjobsandeducation.com, is organized by the type of user and what they want to accomplish. There are links for veteran job seekers, adult and student workers and companies in the county.
“We have a strong veteran community here in Greene County and in the Dayton region and we want to make sure we have resources available to them that will allow them to find different opportunities to work here in the county,” said David Kell, the Greene County Development Department director, a county jobs and education committee member.
The webpage includes links to 136 engineering, health care, manufacturing distribution, professional and technical services, finance, real estate and insurance companies in the county.
The webpage will eventually include additional information on companies in the county such as a description of the business, the type of employees they are looking for and the educational requirements for various jobs.
“Some portions of the website will be pretty interactive,” Kell said.
The webpage also includes career information for young users, including elementary and high school students.
“Developing the next generation of the workforce to meet the needs of companies that are here in Greene County can be difficult,” said Chrysa Theodore, a jobs and education committee member and the vice president of Cornerstone Research Group. “It’s about making that connection earlier. The workforce is changing and if we get think about that now, we’ll be stronger for the future.”